LAST UPDATED: 23/6/2020
Each participant in our Law Insider community is responsible for maintaining and abiding by this Community Conduct Policy. Violations of our rules may result in consequences such as account restrictions, limited distribution of your posts, and suspension of your account.
We may enforce, or not enforce, this policy at our sole discretion. This policy does not create a duty or contractual obligation for us to act. We also may change this policy or our rules at any time.
We do not allow content or actions that threaten, encourage, or incite violence against anyone, directly or indirectly.
We do not allow content that promotes violence or hatred against people based on characteristics like race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, disability, disease, age, sexual orientation, gender, or gender identity.
We do not allow posts or accounts that glorify, celebrate, downplay, or trivialize violence, suffering, abuse, or deaths of individuals or groups. We do not allow calls for intolerance, exclusion, or segregation based on protected characteristics, nor do we allow the glorification of groups which do any of the above.
We do not allow hateful text, images, symbols, or other content in your username, profile, or bio.
Law Insider encourages the sharing and discussion of ideas. We don’t tolerate harassment, which includes:
We do not allow the following:
We do not allow posts or accounts that engage in the following restricted categories of activity:
We do not allow posts or accounts that engage in on-platform, off-platform, or cross-platform campaigns of targeting, harassment, hate speech, violence, or disinformation.
We do not allow posting duplicate content, whether from a single account or across multiple accounts.
We do not allow spam on Law Insider. All spam will be immediately removed from Law Insider, without notification. While it is hard to define this content with precision or completeness, here are some representative behaviors we look for that are characteristic of spam:
For each of these behaviors, when we talk about “content,” we mean not only blog posts but also any other feature that allows you to add your own text or media. When we talk about “interactions,” we mean any feature that allows one user to interact with another, or with a blog post.
Law Insider depends on various user interactions — like comments and likes — to determine what content to feature and make the site work well for everyone. So, we don’t allow artificial behaviors that skew this system and as a result degrade or distort other users’ experiences. This includes:
Respect the copyrights and trademarks of others. Unless you’re authorized to use someone else’s copyrighted work or trademark (either expressly or by legal exceptions and limitations like fair use), don’t do it. We respond to notices of alleged infringement as described in our Terms of Service, which includes instructions for submitting a DMCA takedown notice.
We do not allow deceptive conduct on Law Insider. This includes:
We are restricting the behavior of certain embedded content:
Posts and accounts that focus on cryptocurrencies which do not meet the following requirements may be considered spam and are subject to suspension, depending on context. Law Insider does not endorse or verify any coin, token, or similar announcement.
We do not allow pornographic images or videos. We do allow erotic writing and non-graphic erotic images.
We do not allow gratuitously graphic or disturbing media, even if it’s not pornographic.
We do not allow content promoting the sexual or violent exploitation of minors, including the sexualization of fictional minors.
We do not allow activities that encourage, promote or glorify acts of self-harm. If you encounter users contemplating or threatening self-harm, please report it to us via the form or email address linked below.
If you find a post or content on Law Insider that violates these rules, please send us an email to email@example.com.
We strive to be fair, but we reserve the right to suspend accounts or remove content, without notice, for any reason, particularly to protect our services, infrastructure, users, or community. If you attempt to evade suspension by creating new accounts or posts, we will suspend your new accounts and posts.
Upon investigating or disabling content associated with your account, we will notify you, unless we believe your account is automated or operating in bad faith, or that notifying you is likely to cause, maintain or exacerbate harm to someone.
If you believe your content or account has been restricted or disabled in error, or believe there is relevant context we were not aware of in reaching our determination, you can write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will consider all good faith efforts to appeal.
If Law Insider receives a request from a government actor to restrict access to content associated with your account, we will notify you unless we are prohibited by law or believe doing so may endanger others.